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High in energizing zinc, which has been linked to a healthy sex drive, pine nuts are also considered aphrodisiacs because of the effort required to procure these oily gems from pine cones. (These 4 things will make you want to eat more nuts.) Make a pesto with pine nuts, basil and olive oil, which The Doctors say also helps performance down there.
According to gourmetsleuth.com, this peppery plant has been documented as a natural aphrodisiac since the first century A.D. (These 12 healthy salad recipes will make lunch exciting again.) The minerals and antioxidants found in dark leafy greens like arugula have also been proven to block environmental contaminates that could negatively harm libido, says Walt Larimore MD, a medical journalist, author, and physician.
Packed with antioxidants, olives and their oil have been used for centuries for health. The Greeks believed they made men more virile as well. (Don’t miss these extraordinary ways to use olive oil on your hairs, skin, and more.) Olive oil is a good source of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which are critical for a healthy heart, blood flow and hormone production, says Beverly Whipple, of the World Association of Sexology.